The 2010 Buick LaCrosse initially comes off as a mild-mannered and non-noisy sedan in the midsized segment. You might not believe from looking at it that it has so much ready power - or that it can handle the twists and turns of mountainous, winding roads so effortlessly. Instead, you will probably be taken by its sophisticated, modern styling and apparent conservative nature. The cabin is of excellent quality and presents an aesthetically pleasing, genuine wood trimmed, rich air.
Its stock Ecotec 3.0L 255hp 217 ft-lb DOHC V6 engine is mated to a five speed automatic transmission with overdrive and it will provide you more than adequate power. When you are accelerating, this V6 emits a guttural growl that let you know that, underneath of its pleasant exterior, this machine is capable of serious business. Crafted from cast iron and featuring dual overhead cams, it delivers 17/28 mpg city/highway. And, for the first time since 1958, Buick has unleashed a Super trim. The Super features a powerful V8 engine (16/24 mpg) that produces the fastest 0 to 60 times since the Grand National that was famous back in the eighties. The 2010 LaCrosse features an 18-gallon fuel tank.
MSRP's range from $27,085 up to $33,015 - right in the middle of the prices listed for its top competitors: the Toyota Camry Hybrid, the Mercury Milan Hybrid, the Ford Taurus and the Chevy Malibu. It's also loaded with standard electronic safety features including OnStar roadside emergency assistance, StabiliTrac electronic stability and traction control, ABS braking and side curtain airbags. An additional feature that comes standard with the 2010 Buick LaCrosse is a remote starting device that allows you to warm up or cool down the vehicle from up to 500 feet away. No more scraping snow and ice in the winter or sticking to hot leather seats in the summer.
There are five trims available for the 2010 LaCrosse: the CX, CXL and CXS FWD trims, the CXL AWD and of course the Super. Overall bodily dimensions for the Buick LaCrosse for 2010 are 196.9 x 73.1 x 59.2 inches in length, width and height respectively. Curb weight varies between trims, but all are very close to 4000 pounds. It's also very notable that the LaCrosse comes with a 48 month/50,000 mile standard warranty package whereas all of its competitors come with only a 36 month/36,000 mile package.
Smooth looks, a quiet ride and surprising power make the 2010 Buick LaCrosse one of the finer cars available in America today, especially considering the price point. Buick continues its lengthy and quality-based legacy as it enters into a new decade - once again.